Sophisticated Woman Magazine_June 2019

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Enterprising Man Larry Breazeale

T.C.B. Cleaning, Inc.

Men In Business Man Space

A Mancave to Crave


Come Sail Away

Cuisine & Cocktails Drinks for Dad

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On the Cover: Enterprising Man Larry Breazeale, T.C.B. Cleaning, Inc.................... 22 Man Space A Mancave to Crave............................................... 13 Fashion Come Sail Away...................................................... 14 Father's Day Cocktails Decadent Drinks for Dad....................................... 33



Behind the Scenes

Felicia Schimpf, Neat Method.............................. 25

Our Enterprising Man Cover Shoot......................... 5


Larry Breazeale, T.C.B. Cleaning, Inc.

Making Men Through Mentorship....................... 22

MEN IN BUSINESSS: BUSINESS PROFILES Aaron Dutruch, DC, Premier Chiropractic............. 7 Matt Slimming­, STAR Physical Therapy................. 8 Michael Mire, New York Life................................... 9 Pat Gallagher, Pat Gallagher's 527...................... 10 James Blount, Biomed........................................... 11 James Knapp, Sacred Earth.................................. 11



Men's Night In Festivities for the Aficionado.................................. 12 Man Space A Mancave to Crave................................................ 13 June Fashion Picks for Men and Women Come Sail Away....................................................... 14 Getting a Fresh Catch on the Bayou

LEGAL Doug Sunseri

Understanding Usufruct.......................................... 30

CUISINE & COCKTAILS Sophisticated Palate

Cena; Hammond..................................................... 32 Recipe Buddy Dantin's Étouffée Recipe........................... 32 Father's Day Libations

Decadent Drinks for Dad........................................ 33

HEALTH Cypress Pointe Hospital

Personal Attention for Health Issues......................24 Chantal Causin, DDS

Hate Your CPAP? Maybe Your Dentist Can Help............................34 Paul Jones, Physical Therapist

The Latest Physical Therapy Techniques..................35

Portrait of a Louisiana Fisherman........................... 21




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Publisher’s Note........................................................ 6

Sponsored Home Feature: Marshall Lee

Northshore Humane Society................................. 36

La Grande Dame....................................................... 26

Hammond Mayor's Note....................................... 38


Kids Being Kids....................................................... 39

Summer Vegetable Gardening..........................31

June Calendar......................................................... 40

Sophisticated Woman Magazine

Behind the Scenes Enterprising Man Larry Breazeale We met with our June 2019 Enterprising Man,


Larry Breazeale, at Air Salon & Blow Dry Bar in Mandeville where he prepared for his photo shoot Publisher Lorie Hollis

by having his hair cut and styled by Adrienne

Art Director Pam Hendrix

Colletti. While he was getting ready for his photo

Associate Editor Jan Windhorst

shoot, we asked Larry some personal questions so

Production Coordinator Suzanne Lucido

we could get to know him a little better.

Administrative Manager Emily Warder Fashion Stylist Kylen Alleman

SW: Who is your hero and why?

Sales Manager Stephanie Norman


East St. Tammany Account Manager Barbara Doyle Account Executives Amy Green and Suzanne Lucido

SW: What is your favorite family tradition?

Contributing Writers

LB: Going to the Smokey Mountains for Christmas.

Buddy Dantin, Susie Kaznowitz, Pete Panepinto,

SW: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Casey Perrin Robert, Devin Walsh and Jan Windhorst

LB: A karate instructor. I love to help kids.

Contributing Photographers Michelle Preau, Kiki Randon, Steve Randon

SW: Of which accomplishments are you most proud?

and Jan Windhorst

LB: My business and how far I have come in such a short period of time.

Production Gallinghouse Marketing + Creative Distribution Manager Anthony Figaro

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My mom. She taught me to have a good work ethic and has always been supportive.

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Kylen Alleman studied fashion and costume design at SCAD. After working as a costume designer and stylist in the film industry in New Orleans, she moved back to the Northshore to open up Au Darling–a women's clothing store in Mandeville.

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Buddy Dantin enjoyed cooking for his co-workers which led him and his wife Clela to preparing meals for families impacted by disaster. Buddy and Clela are now carrying on their passion of preparing meals for busy families through their business, Acadiana Manna, Inc.

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Cover Photography: Steve Randon Photography, Hair: Adrienne Colletti, Air Salon & Blow Dry Bar 1111 N Causeway Blvd, in Mandeville | 985-626-1402

Jan Windhorst works and plays from her home in Madisonville. She has a Master of Journalism from LSU and is a marketing consultant and photographer. She also enjoys performing in the band Four Unplugged.

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publisher's note

Celebrating The Men In Our Lives OUR MAGAZINE TAKES

great pride in

showcasing the Northshore’s amazing women but June is the one month out of the year that we turn the spotlight on special men who are standouts and leaders in our community. Get to know these successful professionals and entrepreneurs. Their stories and acheivements can serve as an inspiration to all of us. Our Enterprising Man, Larry Breazeale, tells us that his journey to success began when—as a young boy—his dad instilled the value of working hard to get the things you want in your life. However, it was the guidance of mentors and faith that helped him find his purpose and path in life. I encourage you to read his full story on page 22. Also in this issue, you will find ideas to help celebrate the men in your life on Father's Day. From cigars and cocktails to creative manly surroundings and summer fashions, Sophisticated Woman brings you tips and trends that will certainly add spark to your summer.

The Northshore’s Best

Men In Business

I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads, husbands, friends, bosses and father figures who have helped shape our lives. And finally, a special thanks to my stepfather Jack. You may not be my biological father, but I love you just the same and I would not be the person I am today without you. Thank you for being such an important part of my life.

an oh man! It's June and our annual Sophisticated Woman men's issue is here! Browse our pages and get to know some of the Northshore's extraordinary men who represent a wide variety of businesses. From chiropractic care and physical therapy to finanical advice and even an award-winning chef, we are proud to showcase these men and their professions. Since he works hard, help him play hard by making the most of his Father's Day. Try Buddy Dantin's Étouffée Recipe or mix up some of our special Decadent Drinks for Dad. Celebrate summer. Celebrate him.

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Premier Chiropractic • Doctor of Chiropractic • Certified FAKTR Provider • Dynamic Tape Provider

How do you define success? "For me, success is measured by the number of people I can help. I genuinely take pride in knowing that I’ve been able to apply the knowledge and skills I have gained to help others feel better without the use of medication or surgery."


age, Dr. Dutruch became interested in healthcare and learning about physical

movement. Later, while working in physical therapy with the intent to pursue a degree, his younger brother’s music studies were interrupted after he got into an accident. When chiropractic offered relief, the change in his brother’s life inspired him to pursue that field. Born in St. Tammany Parish, Dr. Dutruch says he has always looked forward to being able to use his knowledge and skills to help others. “The theme of our Monday morning staff meeting is always to remember that we’re here to help people.” One of only four in Louisiana, Dutruch offers Upper Cervical Technique which is a gentle but sophisticated spinal correction procedure that can reduce pain for patients without surgery or medication. The procedure involves x-rays before and after the correction, which show progressive improvement. It is effective for fibromyalgia symptoms, herniated or protruded discs, migraines, neck and lower back pain and a host of other ailments. “Walking in every day and helping people is what I do,” says the committed caregiver. “I’m here to make that change and have that impact on people.”

Premier Chiropractic 1120 North Causeway Blvd., Suite 2 in Mandeville For more information, call 985-674-5885 or visit Sophisticated Woman | June 2019


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Physical Therapist

STAR Physical Therapy • Doctor of Physical Therapy • Practicing on the Northshore since 1993 • Board Member of the American Physical Therapy Association Editorial Board of Impact Magazine

What makes your business unique? "We are the largest and highest rated independent physical therapy group on the Northshore, having won Northshore’s Best for seven years. We have locations to serve every person on the Northshore with the highest quality physical therapy at five clinics on the Northshore - Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, Folsom, and Lacombe"


hails from Down Under, but after graduating from the University of South

Australia he wanted to experience the unique culture New Orleans had to offer. He traveled here, met his wife in the early 90s and decided to stay. “Our philosophy is to have a blast helping our patients live their best lives. When our team enjoys their work, patients will get the best experience and we retain the best PTs in the business. This philosophy has helped the team to achieve world-class cutomer satisfaction scores.” Dr. Slimming beams, “Our NPS score is 97. For comparison, Apple is 47, American Express is 29, Nike is 30, and Starbucks is 77. I also want people to know that in Louisiana we now have Direct Access, which means patients don’t usually need a referral from a physician. Therefore they can receive our care sooner and get better faster.” Star Physical Therapy provides free monthly workshops on a variety of conditions to educate people about natural ways to become pain free and get them back to doing the things they love. Always looking to further assist patients, they’ve added a Neuro Suite to their Covington clinic for treating balance and dizziness, stroke, Parkinson’s, progressive neurological conditions, traumatic brain injury and more. 8

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STAR Physical Therapy For more information call 985-951-2242, visit or email:

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Financial Services Professional

New York Life • University of New Orleans Graduate • Chamber Member • Leadership St. Tammany Graduate

What sets you apart from your competitors? "I’m a fabulous listener, which is key to meeting my clients’ needs. I also ask the right questions. Sometimes they need help defining goals and desires, which creates a pathway to realize their intended outcome. Finally, I like to educate my clients on the options available. I would never recommend a product to a client that wouldn’t be a good fit for them. One of my goals is to form a long-term relationship with my clients."

MICHAEL MIRE’S LIFE philosophy is God, family and work. He has always had a desire to help people and make their lives better, which is one of the reasons he has been a New York Life agent for 20 years. Michael’s work ethic came from his mother who was also an agent. She taught him to treat clients how he would want to be treated and to go the extra mile with every single client, every single day. Along with helping others, Michael is dedicated to his own family and loves to travel with his wife Susan and their three boys, as well as being involved in the boys’ activities. "Helping families in their time of need is the most satisfying aspect of my job,” says Michael. "It’s extremely gratifying to know I helped someone feel secure that they won’t outlive their money in retirement or to help a family maintain their lifestyle, keep their home, and send their children to college if the breadwinner of the family dies. It’s all about helping make sure families are taken care of and giving them peace of mind.”

New York Life Insurance Company Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities Inc. (Member FINR / SIPC) 27 Walnut Place, Covington For more information, call direct: 985-246-6188, cell: 504-228-2010 or visit| Sophisticated Woman | June 2019


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Pat Gallagher's 527 • Voted Northshore’s Best Chef 2015-2018 • Judges choice St. Tammany Parish Men Who Cook 2015 • Open Table Diners Choice Best Steakhouse GNO area 2016 & 2018

What is your business philosophy? "Enhancing the guest experience with excellent service and memorable food. We strive to make each patron’s visit a special time; regardless of the occasion. Attention to detail, catering to any request no matter how small. This is what we feel makes dining with us at Gallagher’s special."

GOOD THINGS COME in threes and luckily for Northshore residents Pat Gallagher has added a third prospering restaurant to his catalogue. The first to open was Gallagher’s Grill in Covington in 2009 followed by Pat Gallagher’s 527 in Mandeville in 2015. Now, open since November, is Gallagher’s on Front Street in Slidell. “We’re happy to make coming to Gallagher’s easier for our customers to the East. Now we see them several times a month rather than just several times a year.” Pat began his long career in 1978 at Winner’s Circle in Folsom and served as executive chef at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Metairie for four years. Says the seasoned chef, “The core menus at all three restaurants are similar but daily specials at each are varied. We’re known for our steaks but we also have four to five fresh fish selections on the menu every night.” But in a region famous for food, customer loyalty isn’t earned without excellent service as well. “Our hallmark is personal touch. I stop by each table at the restaurant I’m at to welcome and thank the many patrons and friends we’ve made over the years. And our long-term staff has made their mark by helping customers create great memories also.” 10 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019

Pat Gallagher’s 527 Restaurant & Bar is located at 527 N. Causeway Blvd. in Mandeville. For more information, call 985-778-2820 or visit

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Biomed Plus AFTER 11 YEARS

in institutional biomed environments, James Blount started Biomed

Plus in 2002 and provides a variety of healthcare facilities with quality medical equipment and excellent service. He has selected and trained his team, not only for their skillset and abilities, but also for their character. They are passionate about what they do and go the extra mile for their clients. They understand their clients’ needs, meeting these with confidence and integrity. Whether it be a new ultrasound purchase or an inspection of technically specific surgical equipment with exacting tolerances, their processes are clearly defined and communicated to the client, creating an environment of trust and making lifelong business partners. It was natural for ‘service in the spirit of excellence’ to become the vision and motto of Biomed Plus. Regarding medical equipment, they provide peace of mind to healthcare professionals in knowing their equipment was repaired correctly, calibrated to manufacturer specifications, and is ready to use. This frees their staff to focus solely on patient care.

Biomed Plus is located at 18175 Old Covington Hwy. Hammond LA 70403. For more information call 985-345-0319, email or visit


Sacred Earth Wellness Boutique SACRED EARTH WELLNESS BOUTIQUE is Mandeville's premier health food store and educational event center. Our focus is high-quality, all-natural supplements, organic superfoods, organic cold-pressed juice, Sacred Earth Granola Bars, alkaline water and quality local fare. Our passion is supporting your health and well-being. We stock the very best options our industry has to offer, and we love to educate. Our educational events include livestream product webinars and trainings, consumer lectures and workshops, product demonstrations and more. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge you need. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure your best experience possible. Owner James Knapp has spent many years traveling and pioneering the health food industry as a product educator, demo specialist and health food store consultant. A Northshore native, husband and father of two, his unparalleled passion for health and well-being comes to life through his lectures and consulting. James currently resides in Mandeville and spends the majority of his time at his Wellness Boutique or with his family.

Sacred Earth Wellness Boutique is located at 310 Dalwill Dr in Mandeville. For more information, call 985-778-2323 or visit Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 11

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THE BRASS MONKEY DRAUGHT EMPORIUM Patrick Heim and Gil Valencia opened The Brass Monkey in 2017 with the hopes of bringing people that love craft beer together in Slidell. It's the only place in East St. Tammany parish with 50 different crafts on tap. Winning Northshore’s Best Bar and Best Beer was an honor for The Brass Monkey as


they try to be their best every day. They truly do feel their staff is what makes them what they are. A smile and a cold beer goes a long way. The Brass Monkey Draught Emporium is located at 230 Cousin Street in Slidell. For more information, call 985-285-4415.

Festivities for the Aficionado WRITTEN BY JAN WINDHORST

IF THE MEN in your life are looking for a unique experience this year, there’s a hot, new trend to consider. Possibly inspired by the likes of Downton Abbey or maybe an answer to ‘Girls’ Night Out,’ gents are gathering to celebrate camaraderie and the finer things in life with an event that amounts to ‘Men’s Night In.’ Spirits and cigar lovers from novices to connoisseurs are learning more about the objects of their affection through parties hosted by experts. The scope can range from a simple tasting, to a beer and tapas combo, to a multi-course dinner accompanied by wine pairings

SHELBY'S DRY CLEAN DELIVERY SERVICE Since 2010, Shelby’s Dry Clean Delivery Service has developed a faithful clientele in St. Tammany Parish, Metairie and Greater New Orleans. They are proud members of the St. Tammany West and Greater New Orleans Chambers of Commerce. Owner Shelby Hampton specializes in odorless, organic dry cleaning, laundry service and complete alterations from buttons to refitting. Shelby’s is just a call away. They’ll pick it up, have it done and

and finished off with a fine smoking experience. The Court of Master Sommeliers offers a rigorous training program for wine experts in which local geologist Blake DeBrock is Level 2 certified. He considers himself a traveling wine educator and says these events are quite popular. “I have a group of men who ask me to set up parties in their homes regularly, so we’re able to do something different every time. We establish a theme that could center around a region, a varietal, or seasonal food and I create the menu and the pairings. At dinner I pour and describe the wine in a fun, casual way. I’ve even set up the room to look like a different part of the world so they feel transported to the theme country for the whole experience.” If clients choose, cigar samplings can be added to the festivities with explanations on how they’re made, how to choose and cut them, and how to truly savor them rather than

bring it all back for about the same price as drop off

just blowing smoke. DeBrock’s picks for Father’s Day: Sabine Rose Syrah-Grenache and

cleaners, saving their clients time and money.

fish tacos with all the toppings. The wine’s citrus notes will go well with the cilantro and lime

For more information about Shelby's Dry Clean Delivery Service, call 985-590-9889, text 504-237-1121 or visit 12 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019

garnish. End the evening with the crowd-pleasing balance of a Padron cigar. Read on for inspiration on how to create the perfect setting for a wine and cigar dinner or other man-centric activities.



Photos by Jan Windhorst

A Mancave To Crave

Every man deserves a space that they can call their own. Whether he prefers to play arm-chair quarterback in solitude or have the gang over to shoot pool and share a brew, there are certain features his den needs to make it the perfect retreat. This Slidell-area “manctuary” boasts the quintessential necessities for the perfect rustic get-away, but with top-of-the-line twists that serve as an inspiration to cavemen everywhere: • A spirited, custom-crafted, fully-stocked bar with hide-fitted barstools. • An abundance of cool, dark and comfortable leather seating as the room’s centerpiece with a clear view of the big-screen. • An ornate pool table with a built-in spectator gallery of former cave-dwellers. • A special selection of fine wine including an impeccable choice from the caves of Del Dotto Vineyards in California. • A lodge-worthy stone fireplace presided over by a stately moose in the age-old tradition of celebrating a successful hunt around the campfire. • A permanent, inviting cave bear buddy – so he never has to drink alone. Special thanks to Brad and Taylor Alfonso for allowing us to showcase their space. Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 13


Kelly Green Jumpsuit - $68

Stella and Grace Boutique

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Come Sail Away

Photographer: Michelle Preau | Special thanks to: Creating U, Covington - 985-893-2218 | Photographed on location at Au Darling, Mandeville





Black & white geo-print shirt - $98

Multi-color bikini top - $69

White jeans - $210

Bra Genie

H.W. Rosenblum

White slit ruffle pant - $54 Au Darling

Jordan: Blue & white print shirt - $118 White jeans - $149 H.W. Rosenblum

Sarah: White bandeau swim top - $45 Saving Grace Crocheted shorts - $38 Sunglasses - $22 Au Darling

Ryan: Black athletic fit t-shirt - $65 Black & white print shirt - $128 Khaki shorts - $98 H.W. Rosenblum

Katie: Black one-piece suit, gold accents - $190 Bra Genie Gold fringed sarong - $65 Black hat - $42 Sunglasses - $22 Au Darling

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fashion Boutique Contact Information:

Au Darling 985-624-4477 Cameo Boutique 985-231-1332 Columbia Street Mercantile 985-809-1690 H.W. Rosenblum 985-727-9955 Holly J Boutique 504-913-4536 Perlis Northshore 985-674-1711 Saving Grace Boutique 985-265-4129 Stella and Grace Boutique 985-265-4412

Katie: Blush one-piece swimsuit - $40 Ruffled white skort - $40 Columbia Street Mercantile Hat - $34 Au Darling

Isbel: Pink and Gold Star Dress - $99 Cameo Boutique White Hoop Earrings - $22 Au Darling

Laura: Yellow Shadow Stripe Jumpsuit - $89 Cameo Boutique Mixed Metal Earrings - $22 Au Darling

Ryan: White linen shirt - $89.50 Seafoam swim trunks - $89 H.W. Rosenblum

Trae: Multi plaid shirt - $99 Red swim trunks - $89.50 Perlis

Celeste: Tangerine swimsuit top - $69 Tangerine swimsuit bottom-$38 Bra Genie Multi color kimono-$42 Saving Grace

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fashion Katie: Snakeprint caftan - $86 Stella & Grace White wide-brimmed hat - $34 Au Darling

Sarah: White sheer lace dress - $325 Sunglasses - $18 Au Darling

Celeste: Cobalt blue fringe coverup - $12 Blue tassel necklace - $12 Stella & Grace

Katie: Gingham one-piece swimsuit - $120 Bra Genie White slit skirt Cameo - $50 Sunglasses - $22 Au Darling

Sarah: Crochet bralette top - $34 Au Darling Leaf print overlay skirt/shorts - $49 Holly J Boutique Sunglasses - $32 Au Darling

Celeste: Multi print bikini top - $58 Black and white sarong - $48 Bra Genie Sunglasses - $22 Au Darling

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AT FIRST GLANCE Captain Randall Shaw of LA Fishing Charters looks exactly like what a fishing guide should look like. He stands tall with confidence, like a current that pushes the strongest waves to the shore, stalwart with purpose and passion that is impossible to overlook. As he welcomes anglers aboard, one can't help but notice his eyes, brackish in color like the water he captains. His skin is speckled with sunspots that attest to his dedication. His professionalism is impressive as he demonstrates extraordinary knowledge of not only the water and the vessel that buoys his vocation, but also the fish and gear used to create an unforgettable experience. Fishing lines whistle in the wind as he embarks on a journey in search of scores of perfect redfish. He patiently teaches the perfect cast, seeking to improve each fisherman’s skill and catch. Whether it's a few hours on the open water or an all-day redfish excursion idling through the swamp, Captain Shaw's know-how is humbling and nothing short of mastery. His wit is intriguing, and he impresses with stories of his challenges, life lessons, and of his life now in a seemingly endless paradise - but not until after he eagerly listens to fellow mariners’ stories of what brought them to his side of the bayou. His simple invitation to behold the grandeur of the Louisiana landscape will make one quickly lose track of time. When the day dwindles to an end, Capitan Shaw takes his anglers to the dock as he displays his southern hospitality yet again by offering to clean, cut, and even freeze and ship the catch to his guests. He welcomes all to drink, dine and recapture the day with the captain at a neighboring establishment. In the end, he extends his hand for one last gesture to solidify a newfound friendship forged on the bayou. Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 21

LARRY BREAZEALE - T.C.B. CLEANING, INC. Today, Larry Breazeale

has a prospering

business, a happy family and a vision for the future, but that wasn’t always the case. As a boy growing up in Abita Springs, his life experience taught him that hard work didn’t always pay off as he watched his parents struggle to make ends meet. Larry’s mom worked three a second-to-none work ethic. His dad inspired his entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrating that benefits can come from hard work even with the sometimesoverwhelming effort it takes to run a business.



jobs and taught him the value of a dollar by instilling

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THE NOW CONFIDENT and centered family man admits, “Even with my parents’ good example, I was an angry kid and got kicked out of high school for fighting." Where others only saw an unruly youth, one man saw potential. “My first mentor, Steve Burke, helped me channel my energy in a positive way. He taught karate and let me work to pay my tuition. But the work was really listening to motivational tapes and learning a new way to look at life.” Larry relays his generous teacher’s life-changing lesson, “Fish discover water last.” The saying relates to one who is so deeply immersed in his situation that he’s not aware of it as a shaping force in his life. “He taught me that I didn’t have to be a victim of my circumstances, that I could make something better out of the hand I was dealt. I was able to change my anger into passion.” Burke also led Larry to the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP) where he earned his G.E.D. and realized his future potential. In the spirit of paying it forward, Larry currently mentors two young men through the program that changed his life. In 2007, when Larry first started T.C.B. Cleaning, Inc., he worked three jobs for several years, including time at the Cheesesteak Bistro where owner Tommy Miller became Larry’s next mentor. “He taught me the business side, profit and loss, costs, and the confidence to do greater things.” With a new sense of self, young Larry began envisioning big dreams. “As a kid, I helped my mom clean houses and offices. I said I’d never do that when I got older, but through the guidance of Steve and Tommy, I realized that this may be my “water to discover.” Looking back, I now see my former experiences helped shape the man I am today." Larry grew the business steadily, but it took the addition of a special person to take it to the next level. A fellow NGYCP member introduced his cousin Brittany to Larry in 2010, and by 2012 Brittany was part of the team full time. “She moved me out of my comfort zone to help expand our vision to include even larger clients.” Brittany has a keen sense of business due to a mixture of family influences including her grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit and her father's corporate background. Larry adds, “I wanted a business with structure, policies, and procedures and she did that.” Brittany laid out the process for expansion. As a preferred janitorial company on the Northshore, T.C.B Cleaning, Inc. now serves Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and plans to add more states in the future. When you meet Larry, you see a man focused on his family, his relationships and his company. Larry says he and Brittany have learned the hard lessons of entrepreneurship through blood, sweat, and tears and found their true nature of perseverance and resiliency. While the company grew, the family grew also. Larry, son Christian, and Brittany welcomed baby Annabelle in 2015. Annabelle mirrors her parents’ visionary spirit by introducing herself as Wonder Woman to office guests. While business keeps Larry busy, his children also keep his attention. Larry coaches Christian in weightlifting and boxing and cheers on Annabelle at dance and gymnastics. The family loves to visit the beach, especially Bay St. Louis. Larry looks to Christian values to shepherd his growth. “Our business operates under the principle of Proverbs 10:9: ‘He who walks with integrity walks securely.’ Maintaining the highest level of integrity through all levels of the team is the cornerstone of our success. We want clients to have confidence that they can always come to us with questions or concerns and know they’ll always be handled in the utmost professional and competent way.” Larry has come a long way from his arduous childhood and credits his success to the guidance of God, his faith, parents, family, and the mentors he considers Godsends. “I’m a living example of the American Dream and fully believe that it’s not about where you start in life, but where you finish. My greatest desire is to leave a legacy for my children. I want to be a role model for other young men and give them the tools to be successful for themselves.” T.C.B. Cleaning, Inc. is located at 1772 Orleans Street in Mandeville. For more information, call 985-869-0691 or visit Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 23


Personal Attention for Life’s Most Personal Health Issues CYPRESS POINTE HOSPITAL provides award-winning patient care, the latest technology, and the best team of physicians and surgeons to assure great outcomes. Led by Dr. Ralph Vincent Kidd III, the Cypress Pointe Urology Clinic reflects excellence in all of these areas. Dr. Kidd has been practicing urology in Hammond for over 30 years. He serves Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and maintains a base of twenty thousand patients, which makes CPU one of the largest single-provider urology clinics in the state. Also seeing patients in the clinic is Dr. Josh Sleeper who is board certified in urology with 10 years of experience. Dr. Kidd specializes in adult and pediatric urology for the treatment of conditions and diseases that include kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, urinary retention, and male and female incontinence. Patients enjoy personal attention and privacy from staff at the destination hospital nationally recognized as a “Guardian of Excellence for Patient Experience.” Cypress Pointe Urology has also been given the COE (Center of Excellence) distinction for work with their UroLift System. One of only two facilities in Southeast Louisiana to receive this designation, it recognizes Dr. Kidd for achieving a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrating a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH (enlarged prostate). This treatment is typically a onetime procedure that provides rapid relief and recovery from symptoms which can include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life. “This treatment can break the cycle of medications and how they make a person feel, all without the risks of more invasive surgery. The treatment goal is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities,” explains Dr. Kidd. The UroLift System treatment has been touted as resulting in a significant improvement in patient quality of life and is minimally invasive with no cutting, heating, or removal of tissue, minimal downtime, no compromise of sexual function, and no need for continued medications. Cypress Pointe Urology is located in Hammond and offers a culture of treating patients as if they were family. Dr. Kidd says it is a pleasure to live and practice here for so many years.“I am honored and proud to continue to serve my patients as long as I have. My office staff and nurse practitioner Edie Durand are the absolute best." Whether visiting for an outpatient surgery, an inpatient stay, or lab and radiology services, Cypress Pointe provides a personal patient experience that exceeds expectations.

Cypress Pointe Urology Clinic is located at 2101 Robin Avenue in Hammond. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kidd and Dr. Sleeper in the Hammond office, call 985-542-7766. For more information email, or visit 24 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019

business profile

Felicia Schimpf: Living the Neat Life ALTHOUGH FELICIA SCHIMPF has a degree from LSU in advertising and has taught high school, her personal experience of moving close to 30 times in a five year span inspired her latest venture, Neat Method. Because her high school sweetheart-turnedhusband Ryan was a major league baseball player, following his career meant relocating to many different cities. “Organization has always been a part of me. It is a huge part of my lifestyle and truly makes me happy. I cannot wait to bring that NEAT happiness to this area.” Felicia learned about Neat Method while Ryan was located in San Diego playing for the Padres. She says the home organizing company is popular with the baseball wives because their families get relocated so frequently. “I went on their website to research them for our next move and I was so interested in the business and impressed with the company that I decided to join the franchise. Now that we are settled here on the Northshore and our two children’s routines are established, it was the perfect time to start.” After training online and in person at Neat Method’s corporate headquarters in Chicago, Felicia opened her doors just a few months ago but already has a variety of clients. “We can do anything from organizing one room to planning a whole-house move start to finish. I feel the whole-house move is my specialty since I’ve done it so many times,” laughs the new entrepreneur. "One thing that sets us apart is that we have two organizers on every job and up to four on the big ones.” Felicia is quick to point out that she is not just a consultant. “There’s a do-it-yourself home organizing craze going on right now but we’re so much more than that. We actually do the purging, packing, unpacking and organizing. If the client is moving into new construction we can even get into the design process because we know what storage capacity our client will need.” Neat Method offers a high-end client experience. “We sign a confidentiality agreement with the customers and don’t discuss anything about the contents of their home or our service. It’s a white glove service and aside from performing the service we were hired for, you’d never know our team was there.” Felicia offers an honest and judgement free approach, sharp eye for detail, and personal sense of style. “I believe that once your life is clutter free, you will have a new appreciation for living a NEAT life.” For more information call 985.705.2014 or visit Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 25

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MAX: The #1 name in real estate. Marshall lives in both New Orelans and on the Northshore, but his primary residence is now in Covington. He has two grown daughters. He enjoys exercising, gardening, traveling and renovating his Northshore cottage. He is also the owner and managing partner of Marsh Garden Decor in New Orleans, which is an online business specializing in European garden antiques and home furnishings. Marshall Lee is a realtor affiliated with RE/MAX N.O. Properties. His office is located at 8001 Maple Street in New Orleans. For more information, call 504-864-2291 or visit Each office independently owned and operated. Licensed by the LREC #0995686261. 26 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019

home feature


THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF the Faubourg Marigny has been a well-

in, they rarely needed to leave: within walking distance are numerous restaurants,

kept secret for decades in New Orleans. Properties here rarely change hands,

a full grocery store, a coffee shop, and gym. “My car stayed parked right in front of

and when they do, they’re gobbled up by a real estate market that is hungry

the house for five out of seven days of the week,” he said, “and it was never hard

for easy parking and private, luxurious bits of the city’s history.

to park once I came back home.”

This particular home on Burgundy Street is a notable gem, having been

With its long, shotgun-house-style flow of space from front to back, the

completely renovated less than ten years ago by the current owners who

original plaster moldings and trim work are on full display in the tall, airy

are selling due to relocation. With its somewhat mysterious history that is

rooms that make the most of the natural light that bounces around the creamy

typical of the area, the two-story home boasts a floor plan that reflects the

white walls. The striking art collection is the focal point of the home, with the

character of the city with modern finishes that show the professional skill

furnishings playing a supporting role in the design. Paintings and contemporary

level and design taste of the homeowner.

wall sculptures provide a perfect balance to the traditionally-paneled walls with

While the couple is split regarding design taste, with half favoring

their low bookcases and classic mantelpieces, which hold a mix of books and

contemporary and the other loving the bohemian vibe of the original

objets d’art. The improved lighting plan of the house now gives a smooth glow to

home, those differences combine into the best of both worlds to create this

any space that needs a boost in the darkness of evening but is almost unnecessary

gorgeous project.

during the day as light streams in as was the original design intention.

Originally built circa 1893, only one owner is on record through the 1960s

A full chef’s kitchen features high-end appliances, a large island that is perfect

when the home was bought for use as a rental investment. A few 1980s

for serving, and a smartly designed layout that allows the cook to visit while

renovations left the building up to code but begging for a tune-up when

working. The extra-long sink features multiple basins and additional pieces

these owners found it in 2013. A four-month renovation produced the clean,

like chopping blocks and serving boards that integrate perfectly into the space,

open look and the new pool and spa area between the main house and its

effectively expanding the usable counter space for entertaining purposes. The

guest cottage in the backyard. One homeowner joked that once they moved

soapstone countertops are hardwearing and completely non-reactive and give Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 27

home feature

With its somewhat MYSTERIOUS HISTORY that is typical of the area, the TWO-STORY HOME boasts a floor plan that REFLECTS THE CHARACTER of the city.

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the crisp black-and-white look to the kitchen. Travertine floor tiles provide a warm balance and rustic edge to the space that is otherwise completely modernized. Upstairs, the master suite and guest bedrooms offer a luxurious and restful retreat for anyone who walks into them. Although the master bedroom is along the front wall of the home, the custom drapery provides totally quiet darkness and privacy. When thrown open, however, they reveal the elegant floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with bright, natural light and a charming view of the neighborhood. Down and just through the classic French doors, original bricks from the property were cleaned and reused to create the patio space that surrounds the very private pool and spa. Tall, thick bamboo screens both sight and sound from the neighborhood on one side, and the fence along the other side is heavy with fragrant Confederate jasmine and climbing roses. The original rear cottage dates back to the 1840s even older than the main house - and has had its electrical and plumbing equipment fully updated. The guest cottage is a popular vacation spot for short-term renters who visit the city. Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 29


Understanding Usufruct WRITTEN BY DOUG SUNSERI


it is possible

to grant an individual the right to enjoy your property for a set amount of time before handing over ownership to another. The term "usufruct" refers to a provision in your will allowing a designated person to use of an asset such as your house for a specific period of time after death. Usufruct usually includes a stipulation that the property must be preserved during that time until the heirs take possession at the expiration of the usufruct. A usufruct can be designated to last until an event such as death, remarriage or another specified event, or a specific date. There are three components to usufruct—the usus, fructus, and abusus. The usus is the right to use and live on a property. Fructus is the right to use the income from properties, such as rent. Abusus is the right to sell or mortgage the home or property. Usufruct is a legal right which includes the first two components, meaning one is allowed to live in the home and use any proceeds from the property. An example involving usufruct is the inheritance of a house. If a man remarries after the death of his wife, he may want to ultimately leave the house to his children in his will. He can name his new wife in a usufruct with respect to the house so that she can live there for a specified period of time or until the end of her life. When he passes away, the house will become the property of the children (naked owner), however the children will not receive control and possession of the house until after the termination of the usufruct. The spouse may live in the house or rent it for income until the usufruct provision expires.

Doug Sunseri is a partner with Nicaud Sunseri Law Firm, where he specializes in making complex subjects understandable. He is also a host on WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM. For more information, please visit or call 504-837-1304. 30 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019


The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening THE DOG DAYS of summer are approaching, and there is much to do in the garden. Gardening is a great activity to get in daily exercise, clear one’s mind after a long day of work, grow nutritious food and just be at peace in nature. When taking care of your plants and enjoying the outdoors, remember to take care of yourself. Intense summer heat can quickly lead to dehydration. Drink plenty of water while gardening, wear a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and take small breaks, especially if you have a large garden. Adding a bench or a lawn chair to the garden area will remind you to sit back, relax and take a break from the heat. Many crops are harvested and planted in June, July and August. In mid-June, plant a summer crop of heat-set tomatoes. Planting heat-set tomatoes is very important. These have been bred to set fruit during high nighttime temperatures, whereas other cultivars will not. If managed correctly, heat-set tomatoes will produce fruit through October. Preferred varieties include Florida 91, Solar set, Sun Master, Phoenix and others. Heat-set tomatoes can be planted again in late July for fall tomato production. Collard greens, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, southern peas, pumpkins and summer squash can all be direct seeded into the garden during June. Start transplants of eggplants, peppers and sweet potato slips during June as well. Be sure to properly prepare the soil. The best type of soil allows for roots to develop quickly and spread. Tilling helps break up the soil so nutrients and water can spread throughout the soil. Before you till, check to see if there are utility lines on your property to avoid damage. You may also prepare your garden soil by adding organic material like fruit and vegetable skins, eggs or mulch to provide more nutrients for the soil.

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cuisine & cocktails

Sophisticated Palate WRITTEN BY DEVIN WALSH

Cena; Hammond CENA; HAMMOND


(pronounced, “chen’-

na”) is perhaps the city’s hidden gem, located



downtown at 123 S. Cate Street. This fresh Northern Italian eatery has deliciously made their mark as the "new restaurant” in the local college town. Although it is surrounded by well-known steak houses and sushi restaurants, Cena; Hammond makes its own mark delivering a feel-good atmosphere with their sophisticated, modern décor and simplified menu. The meal presentation and flavor leave you wondering if a famous Italian master chef is perhaps in the kitchen, leading his seasoned staff in creating what is nothing short of a taste of the motherland. But, in fact, the chef is Alex Diaz. Originally from New Orleans, this charismatic chef takes traditional Northern Italian ingredients, such as fresh clams and scallops, and matchlessly creates bold, crisp, delightful dishes. He displays his knowledge of culinary history and confidently adds new twists to create his intimate menu. The character of his dishes is complimented by the noticeably fresh components locally found and selected by staff. The

Buddy Dantin's Étouffée Recipe

front of house team is welcoming and eager as they serve impeccably portioned and balanced plates. They display knowledge and warmth, offering menu suggestions with wine pairings, never forgetting to offer home-made desserts to finish. Little details of this space leave patrons with a lasting impression, and still hold enough surprises to inspire weekly



2 pounds of either crawfish or shrimp

1. Generously coat the crawfish or shrimp with the seafood seasoning and place covered in the refrigerator.

visits. As seasons change and time moves forward,

1 stick of butter

I am curious to see what else Chef Alex and team

1 large onion, coarsely chopped

will offer. The semicolon following Cena; leaves one guessing if another location is in store - much like the anticipation of what new creations will grace our forks next. Cena; Hammond is located at 123 S. Cate Street in Hammond. For more info., call 985-662-3222 or visit

2. Melt butter in a cast iron pot and sauté the onions, bell peppers, green onion bottoms and chili peppers over a medium high heat until they 1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped are clear. 1 bunch of green onions, separated 3. Add the garlic and let cook for about 3 minutes. bottoms and tops 1 large bell pepper, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic 1 can cream of mushroom soup

4. Add cream of mushroom soup and stir to blend well and avoid sticking.

1 dried red chile pepper, chopped, seeds included

5. Bring the mixture back up to heat and add the crawfish or shrimp. You may add another 1 to 2 tablespoons of the seafood seasoning.

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic Seasoning

6. Cook for 10 minutes. If the mix is too thick, add seafood stock. 7. Salt and pepper to taste, then add the chopped green onion tops and cook for 5 more minutes.

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cuisine & cocktails

Decadent Drinks for Dad EVERY DAD DESERVES to feel appreciated on his special day! From rum and vodka to gin and beer, these lively libations will put a smile on his face and make his Father's Day fabulous.

Cigar Chaser

In The Doghouse

2 ounces white rum 4 ounces chilled cola 2 lemon wedges Ice Cubes Mint Leaf

2½ ounces vodka 1 ounce blue curaçao 1 ounce white cranberry juice ½ ounce fresh lime juice 3–4 dashes orange bitters Lemon peel and mint leaf for garnish

Fill a highball glass with cubed ice. Squeeze and drop the lemon wedges into the glass. Pour in rum and top with chilled cola. Using a barspoon, stir gently until well mixed. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Combine vodka, blue curaçao, white cranberry juice, lime juice and bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon peel and mint leaf.

Where's The Remote?


1½ ounces gin 1½ ounces Campari 1½ ounces sweet vermouth Orange peel for garnish

4 ounces light beer ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1 ounce vodka 4 ounces champagne Orange slice for garnish

Combine gin and Campari into a rocks glass with ice and stir well. Add vermouth and mix. Garnish with an orange peel.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka and orange juice and shake well. Pour the mixture into a pitcher, then stir in the beer and champagne. Garnish with oranges and serve immediately. Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 33


Hate Your CPAP? Maybe Your Dentist Can Help



that your dentist may

be able to fabricate an appliance worn in the mouth to treat snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat. The result is that air flow is blocked and oxygen levels in the blood

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drop to dangerous levels. A person may gasp for air or snore to re-establish air flow. CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure by pressurized air from a bedside machine and mask is one of the most effective treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. However, some people are intolerant to CPAP therapy in that they cannot sleep with hoses and masks hooked up to their faces at night or they feel claustrophobic and too uncomfortable to sleep. Some studies estimate that up to 50% of CPAP users don’t like the treatment. A dentist with training in Oral Appliance Therapy can fabricate an appliance similar to an orthodontic retainer or sports mouth guard to treat OSA for the patients who cannot tolerate their CPAP. These appliances work by repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, and soft palate to maintain air flow during sleep. For patients who are candidates for this treatment, impressions or digital scans are taken intraorally to custom fit each appliance. Most people find these oral appliances comfortable and easy to wear.

They are also small and

convenient when traveling. Determining





treatment for OSA can be made by a consultation with your dentist and physician. Sweet Dreams!

Dr. Chantal Causin practices at Grand Family Dentistry located at 2083 3rd Street in Mandeville For more information call 985-624-8602 or visit 34 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019


The Latest Physical Therapy Techniques WRITTEN BY PAUL JONES, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

DRY NEEDLING APPLICATIONS can significantly bring lasting relief to a broad range of neuromuscular conditions. It is a therapeutic treatment involving multiple advances of an extremely thin needle into the muscle in an area producing symptoms and typically containing a trigger point. Most patients don’t feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once in the muscle, they may feel a slight discomfort or twitching sensation. If the muscle is sensitive or contains active trigger points, patients may feel a muscle cramp type sensation, referred to as a 'twitch response." Dry needling is a treatment for management of discomfort such as lumbago and sport-related injuries. We can treat symptoms and dysfunction that can lead to conditions like tendinopathies, movement impairments, and other orthopedic and sport-related conditions of the hip, lumbar spine, thigh, cervical spine, shoulder, and extremities. Radiating symptoms and persistent injuries in the extremities may also have a spinal component and often improve after treatment of the appropriate spinal segment in addition to the area of soreness. It may also be used for acute and chronic sport-related injuries such as tendinitis, recovery from surgery, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow and running injuries. It also treats spinal conditions in which the underlying pathology may have triggered a movement disorder. This can result in reduced range of motion or discomfort due to abnormal muscle tone or spasms. Conditions include Piriformis syndrome, cervicogenic headaches, sciatica and sacroiliac symptoms. Other common conditions treated with Functional Dry Needling include patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, hamstring strain, plantar fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) and shoulder impingement syndromes. Louisiana has approved dry needling for physical therapists with approved training and examinations.

Paul Jones is a physical therapist and owner of Jones Physical Therapy with locations in Madisonville and Hammond. For more information, visit or call 985-792-5996 in Madisonville or 985-549-1900 in Hammond. Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 35

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8:00 pm, Mystic Krewe of Brew will host its 8th annual Larry Hartzog’s Twisted Brew Fest to benefit Northshore Humane Society at the Castine Center in Mandeville. This is a meaningful event for NHS and we look forward to great community support while enjoying a fun and unique event. The festival will feature over 200 beer samplings from homebrew and commercial breweries around the state. Breweries including Abita, Port Orleans, Chafunkta, Bayou Teche, Urban South and Great Raft will be serving their top sellers along with their newest brews. Attendees can also enjoy delicious food, music, and a people’s choice competition among the homebrews. General admission wristbands are $30 in advance and include all beer samplings. An early VIP entrance begins at 3:00 pm and will include special samplings from Acquistapace’s Wine and Cheese, Champagne Beverage, Crescent Crown Distributing, Chafunkta, and Gnarly Barley Brewing. VIP wristbands are $50 per person and only 100 will be sold. General admission and VIP wristbands can be purchased by visiting Northshore Humane Society is Louisiana's largest non-governmental, no-kill animal rescue. The organization not only provides adoption and fostering programs for animals in need, it also has a full-service veterinary clinic dedicated to protecting the lives of both homeless and family pets. For more information, contact the Northshore Humane


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mayor's note

Funtime, Summertime in The City of Hammond WRITTEN BY PETE PANEPINTO, MAYOR OF HAMMOND


to be the Mayor of Hammond

for so many reasons. In May, we were awarded the “Cleanest City in the State” for the 13th year in a row, making Hammond the city that has won the contest more than any other municipality. This is a year-long

GET A Taste OF THE Good Life! You are invited to The Trace to meet our Executive Chef, Ryan Stone Ware and to learn more about our exquisite Sensations Dining Program. Ryan serves up delicious cuisines every day, using only the freshest ingredients. Come see for yourself!

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effort that is achieved through city staff and many volunteers planting new flowers and trees, educating kids about litter and recycling and picking up litter in every corner of the city. If you haven’t visited Hammond’s downtown recently, I encourage you to do so. Come on a Saturday to the farmer’s market and enjoy live music and delicious food from one of our 26 locally-owned restaurants. Hot August Night is on Friday, August 23, with a night full of live music, art, wine and beer

Larry Breazeale & Brittany Breazeale Owners, TCB Cleaning Inc.

tastings, special retail sales and kids' activities. Visit the historic Columbia Theater for a play or concert. Visit the Hammond Regional Arts Center for the Brews Arts Festival on September 27 and enjoy their Playing the Staircase concerts on the last Friday of each month. There’s a reason that Hammond was named one of the top 10 downtowns in America, and we want to be sure you experience it. Need to keep the kids busy? Bring them to the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center or enroll them in the STEM camp at the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum. And finally, don’t miss


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Hammond’s Light up the Sky with fireworks, food and music in Zemurray Park on July 4. Hammond in summer is the perfect place to be! For more information on upcoming events and community links, please visit


Dr. Todd Brasuell Awards Scholarship Pediatric dentist Dr. Todd Brasuell awards a scholarship to a high school senior (and patient) in honor of his mentor, Dr. Billy Michal. Carson Rich is the recipient of the first annual award and was selected based on an essay regarding the most difficult thing he has overcome in life so far and how it has made him stronger. Carson currently attends Mandeville High School and will attend Louisiana Tech in the fall to study Dietetics.

St. Paul's School Hosts National Journalism Guest Speaker St. Paul's students hear Washington Times national correspondent James Varney. At the Times-Picayune, he won two Pulitzers for Hurricane Katrina coverage, covered LSU’s 2007 football championship and Saints’ Super Bowl victory. Pictured: John Paul Boyer, Spencer Fox, Ben Seiden, Spence Gremillion, Jaxon Beck, Jordan Eberts, James Varney, Landon Rees, Joseph Giberga, Sean Noel, Hal Fox and Ben Davidson.

St. Paul's Senior named Regeneron Scholar Joshua Devier was named a Scholar in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search. Only 300 of 1900 applicants were chosen in the nation’s most prestigious science and math competition. Joshua received a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 being presented to St. Paul’s School.

Mandeville High Drama Club and Band Join for Cinderella The Mandeville High Drama Club recently performed the Rogers and Hammerstein production of Cinderella. The production was made even more magical with the addition of live music by the Mandeville High Band. A live band has not been used at MHS for about ten years.


Mandeville High School Seniors Compete in Track Mandeville Seniors competed in their last Allie Smith Invitational Track Meet at Covington High. Pictured is Brent Scelfo (Javelin), Dylan Hooter (110m Hurdles), and Rodney "RK" Keys (Relays).


Mandeville High Winter Guard Places in World Championship The Mandeville High School Winter Guard recently traveled to Dayton, Ohio to perform in the Winter Guard International World Championships. Out of 138, MHS finished with a score of 90.175, tying for 24th place in the world. This is the highest score and placement in the history of the MHS Color Guard, and this is the highest score of any guard in Louisiana.


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Northshore Heart Walk. 8 am, Free, Fontainebleau State Park, 62883 Hwy. 1089, Mandeville, 985-302-9071, Jazz’n the Vines Concert: Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show. 6:30–9:00 pm, $10 per person, Free 17 and under, Pontchartrain Vineyards Winery, 81250 Hwy. 1082, Bush, 985-892-9742, Kokomo Stroll. 4–7 pm, $20 for Kokomo Stroll Cup, Downtown Covington, Stroll map on website, live music and drinks, must be 21 years old, Pontchartrain Film Festival Student Short Film Showcase. 4 pm, Free, Mandeville Trailhead and Cultural Interpretive Center, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, 985-259-5772, Slidell Movie Night. 8:30 pm, Free, Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, 985-646-4375,


67th Bayou Liberty Pirogue Championship. 1–7pm, Free, Bayou Liberty boat launch near St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell, 985-643-2581.


Council on Aging St. Tammany: Caregiver Support Group. 6–7:30 pm, Free, Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., Slidell, Support for caregivers of those with age-related illnesses, 504-339-1757,


Olde Towne Crawl Block Party. 5–10 pm, Free,Olde Towne Slidell, 2200 Block of Carey St., Slidell, 985-285-5613.


Bluesberry Festival. 10 am–7 pm, $20-advance, $25-gate, $65-VIP, Free-kids 10 and under, Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Dr., Covington, Bogue Chitto NWR Youth Fishing Rodeo. 7:30–11 am, $20 entry fee per child, Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Pond at Pearl River Turnaround, Lock One Rd, Pearl River, 985-882-2000, Party at Land-O-Pines Family Campground. 7–11 pm, $10-adults, $8-kids, Land-O-Pines Family Campground, 17145 Million Dollar Rd., Covington, 985-892-6023,


Tour de Louisiane Bike Race. 8 am–1 pm, Historic Downtown Covington, starts at Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington,


Jazz’n the Vines Concert: Charmaine Neville Band. 6:30–9 pm, $10-Adults, Free-ages 17 and under, Pontchartrain Vineyards Winery, 81250 Hwy. 1082, Bush, 985-892-9742, Louisiana Bicycle Festival. 8 am–2 pm, Free, Abita Springs Trailhead, Tammany Trace and central Abita, 22275 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs, 985-871-5327, Slidell Movie Night. 8:30 pm, Free, Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, 985-646-4375,


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. 8 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday, $29–$17, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, 844-843-3090, 40 Sophisticated Woman | June 2019

Standing Events EVERY 2ND & 4TH MONDAY SOS Survivors of Suicide Support Group. 6:30–8 pm, First Baptist Church, 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-237-5506,

EVERY LAST MONDAY St. Tammany Democrats—DPEC, 6:45–8:30 pm, 21490 Koop Dr., Mandeville.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY Northshore Table Tennis Club, 6:30–9:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am–12:30 pm on Saturdays, 22519 Highway 36, Abita Springs.

EVERY WEDNESDAY Covington Farmers Market. 10 am–2 pm, Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.,

EVERY 3RD TUESDAY LIFE Lab Lecture Series, presented by Avanti Senior Living. 6 pm, free, 2234 Watercross Parkway, Covington,

EVERY 1ST THURSDAY Mandeville Republican Women's Club, 11:30 am, Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Dr., Mandeville, 504-782-2920.

EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Women of Infinite Possibilities. 10 am–noon, St. Anthony’s Gardens, 601 Holy Trinity Dr., Covington, 985-867-5234,

EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY Lafitte Street Market. 4–8 pm on Thursdays; 9 am–1 pm on Saturdays, 698 Lafitte St., Mandeville.

EVERY FRIDAY “Legacies for All” Estate Planning. 9 am–3 p.m. $500 per basic estate plan that includes a will, power of attorney and living will, Christie Tournet & Associates, 1795 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 103A, Mandeville, 985-951-2177. Free Wine Tastings at Martin Wine Cellar. 4:30–6:30 pm 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985- 951-8081.

EVERY SATURDAY Covington Farmers Market. 8 am–noon, 609 N. Columbia St. on side lawn of the Covington Police Department, Hammond Farmers Market. 8 am–noon, corner of W. Thomas St. and S.W. Railroad Ave., downtown Hammond, 985-277-5680, Camellia City Market. 8 am–noon., 1808 Front St., Slidell, 985-640-7112, Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. 9 am–1 pm, Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center, 985-624-3147, Pearl River’s Honey Island Art and Farmers Market. 10 am–2 pm, 64378 Highway 41, Pearl River, 985-807-4447. Covington Brewhouse Tours. 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, free, 226 E. Lockwood St., Covington.

EVERY SUNDAY Abita Springs Farmers Market. Noon–4 pm, Abita Trailhead, 985-807-4447, Ponchatoula Farmers Market. Noon–4 pm, 10 E. Pine St., 504-390-5769.

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Council on Aging St. Tammany: Caregiver Support Group. 6–7:30 pm, Free, Covington Senior Center, 19404 N. 10 St., Covington, 504-339-1757,


Council on Aging St. Tammany: Caregiver Support Group. 6–7:30 pm, Free, Slidell Senior Center, 610 Cousin St., Slidell, 504-339-1757,


Frozen Jr. 7pm Thursday–Saturday, 2pm Sunday, $20-$25, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-3727,


Sunset at the Landing Concert. 6–9 pm, Free, Columbia Street Landing on the Bogue Falaya River, 100 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-892-1873,


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. 8 pm-Friday and Saturday, 2:30 pm-Sunday, $29-$17, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, 844-843-3090, 1776. 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, Adult-$30, Student-$20, Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater, 19106 Playmakers Rd., Covington, 985-893-1671,


“Called to Create” Closing Reception. 7–10 pm, Free, Ballet Apetrie Studios, 829 Asbury Dr., Mandeville, featuring the work of artists Robert Labranche and Steve Hasslock,985-624-3622,


Council on Aging St. Tammany: Caregiver Support Group. 6–7:30 pm, Free, Covington Senior Center, 19404 N. 10th St., Covington, 504-339-1757,


Up Close and Musical at the Lobby Lounge: The Two’s. 7–9 pm, $16-$100, Advance only tickets on Eventbrite, The Lobby Lounge at Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, 985-781-3650,


Columbia Street Block Party. 6:30–9:30 pm, Free, 200-500 Block of Columbia Street, Downtown Covington, 985-892-1873,


1776. 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday, Adult-$30, Student-$20, Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater, 19106 Playmakers Rd., Covington, 985-893-1671,


City of Mandeville "Light Up the Lake": Independence Day Celebration. 10 am-open, 5 pm-food court, 6 pm-entertainment, Dusk-fireworks, Free, Mandeville Lakefront; Music Stage at Coffee & Carroll Streets, Mandeville, 985-624-3147, Slidell Heritage Festival. 4–11 pm; 9pm-fireworks, $10-Ages 13 and up, $5-Ages 4-12, Free-ages 3 and under, Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, LA, 985-643-1234, Sophisticated Woman | June 2019 41


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